Monday, July 4, 2011

Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces - An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum
Shabazz Palaces - Youology

Other than an obligatory reference to a Digable Planets genealogy, I'm not quite sure how to segue into the exhaustive task of describing what's happening on Black Up. For the casual listener, this thing is gonna take a while to digest. Think out-of-the-box, avant-garde hip hop beats combined with swirling jazz/funk elements and an overlapping stream-of-consciousness-esque dialogue. The result is one interesting/eclectic mind-fuck of a long-player. Very tasty, indeed.

Black Up is available courtesy of Sub Pop